Canopy Growth announces five retail locations in Saskatchewan
Tweed online store to serve customers across the Province in addition to retail locations
SMITHS FALLS, ON, June 1, 2018 /CNW/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to apply for five cannabis retail permits by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA). This makes Saskatchewan the third province in Canada, after Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador, where cannabis consumers will be able to receive a Tweed-branded user experience in a brick and mortar environment. The permits will allow the Company to open cannabis retail locations to serve the adult market following legalization and include the ability to operate an online store serving the entire province via e-commerce.
We’re proud to be selected as a trusted partner in Saskatchewan and look forward to building out retail presence across the province. These new sites are the next step in stretching our retail footprint across the country and cement our commitment to a strong presence in Saskatchewan in addition to our Tweed Grasslands site.
Mark Zekulin, President, Canopy Growth
The five retail sites will be found at Humboldt, Meadow Lake, the Rural Municipality of Corman Park, Melville, and Fort Qu’Appelle. When coupled with Canopy Growth’s existing growing operations, and the ability to supply other cannabis retailers across the province, the Company is well positioned as a key player in Saskatchewan.
We’re focused on ensuring cannabis is a force for good and we look forward to our future retail sites contributing positively to all the communities they operate in. This is an exciting time for Saskatchewan as we develop this new industry creating jobs and economic development while also positioning the province as a global leader in hemp production.
Andrew MacCorquodale, Head of Operations for Western Canada, Canopy Growth, and founder of Tweed Grasslands
Canopy Growth currently operates the Tweed Grasslands site in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. This ACMPR licensed facility supports cannabis and hemp operations with a focus on improving the efficiency of the CBD supply chain.
The ability to apply for the permits follows the completion of a two-stage process which included an initial screening for capacity and the ability for inventory tracking as well as reporting, followed by a random selection of qualified applicants (lottery).
Here’s to Future Growth (and Tweed Retail!).
About Canopy Growth Corporation
Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, offering distinct brands and curated cannabis varieties in dried, oil and Softgel capsule forms. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy Growth is driven by a passion for leadership and a commitment to building a world-class cannabis company one product, site and country at a time.
Canopy Growth has established partnerships with leading sector names including cannabis icon Snoop Dogg, breeding legends DNA Genetics and Green House seeds, and Fortune 500 alcohol leader Constellation Brands, to name but a few. Canopy Growth operates eight cannabis production sites with over 2.4 million square feet of production capacity, including over 500,000 square feet of GMP-certified production space. The Company has operations in seven countries across four continents. The Company is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public’s understanding of cannabis, and through its partly owned subsidiary, Canopy Health Innovations, has devoted millions of dollars toward cutting edge, commercializable research and IP development. Through partly owned subsidiary Canopy Rivers Corporation, the Company is providing resources and investment to new market entrants and building a portfolio of stable investments in the sector. From our historic public listing to our continued international expansion, pride in advancing shareholder value through leadership is engrained in all we do at Canopy Growth. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com